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Are Black-Eyed Peas Super Bowl worthy?

Have another doughnut

There's a rumor/report buzzing that the Black-Eyed Peas will be the Super Bowl performers in February.

Brooks Melchior blogged the info, citing sources. Melchior, as the Dallas Morning News points out, has been right and wrong before. No one is addressing the topic on the record and this is far from something that is a fact at this point.

However, it does raise a worthy question: Would the Peas be a good fit? Aren't you tired of fossils classic rock acts getting the gig? Sure, Prince/the Stones and even Tom Petty were solid -- and U2 rocked the joint in a really memorable post-9/11 performance in the SuperDome -- but the performances of McCartney and half of the Who had me wondering how the Puppy Bowl was going.

Fox president David Hill, whose Fox network gets the Super Bowl XLIV telecast, felt the same way.

"I'm watching them going, 'Oh, no, please.' If I saw [guitarist and singer] Pete Townshend's belly again I was going to throw up. In his younger days it might have been rippling muscle but now it's like mine, rippling fat," Hill said earlier this year. "Poor old Roger [Daltrey] had one of the purest voices, but it's history."

Sometimes these reports are floated just to gauge the reaction, so give it to 'em.

Your Ines Sainz scorecard

The latest to speak out against the presence of women in locker rooms:
Brian Baldinger and Lance Briggs of the Chicago Bears.

Those who are cool with the whole deal or at least understand how press coverage works: Briggs' teammate, Tommie Harris and Chris Cooley and Casey Rabach of the Redskins

The voices of reason: London Fletcher and Andrea Kremer.

Martyball a genetic trait?

Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer admits he'd "like to have a couple plays back as a playcaller" from Monday night's loss.

Aikman, Fox and Bradley's frightening moment

Troy Aikman searches for an apt comparison for the injury that caused Stewart Bradley to stagger off the field. He comes up with the Joe Theismann-Lawrence Taylor moment. Bradley's injury, a concussion, was more frightening than gruesome; it was like watching a punch-drunk boxer who'd taken a shot to the chin. If you didn't understand the danger of concussions before and you saw that play, you do now. Did Fox underplay the injury?

A good home for VJack in Ashburn?

Jack Gorman at The Bleacher Report wants to see Vincent Jackson in burgundy and gold, maybe now, maybe some sweet day.

Tweet of the day night

While you were sleeping, insomniac retiree Kurt Warner was tweeting.

@TimTebow What up Bro? Been trying to get a hold of u 4 a while, here if I can ever help you with anything! Let's talk soon!less than a minute ago via web

NFL Week 2

Programming note: we'll be running your NFL tweets through this space Sunday. To join in the conversation up here, just use the #NFLWP tag. I'll also be doing a live (well, yes, I have a heartbeat...I hope) Redskins chat 30 minutes after the game. (Perhaps Alex or Nate or 4-12 or DikShuttle will offer a primer from the Hamster Nation days for the newbies.) The link will be on the sports front and Redskins Insider. I'll shoot that to you here when it's available.

By Cindy Boren  | September 17, 2010; 8:36 AM ET
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*Hmm. Interesting comments from Kramer, but the hook-ups & marriages bely that position, don't they?
Can't EVERYONE be right in this instance? hmmm....
* Black Eyed Peas - Fergie's face doesn't make you hurl as much as Townsehend's pedo-gut? Hey, there music is even worse, OY! I'm ready for a Sonic Youth or Pavement halftime show.. but whatevs.
* I'll pass on VJ - don't we have enough head cases? I say take Sleepy Davis out of the TE mold and make him a receiver. guy can't block, anyway...

Posted by: DikShuttle | September 17, 2010 10:24 AM | Report abuse

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